2019 MLB Cy Young Award Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell returned from the injury list to start against the Kansas City Royals today. It was seemingly a perfect spot to return from a fractured right fourth toe. Rays manager Kevin Cash said the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner was 100 percent and ready to be reinstated from the 10-day injured list.
Snell threw 18 pitches off a mound Saturday and an eight-pitch bullpen session Monday according to the Tampa Bay Rays official website.
“It felt good and I’m ready to go,” Snell told the team’s correspondents.
WagerTalk sources reported that Snell was showing signs of discomfort and awkwardness when he walked. However, walking and throwing a baseball are two different animals.
In Snell’s start against a Kansas City lineup that came into the game slashing .191/.272/.322 against left-handed pitching this year his performance was everything but positive.
Snell worked 3.1 innings. He allowed five hits and three runs (two earned) walking two and striking out three. At the time this MLB Future went to press Snell and the Rays were trailing the Royals 9-2 in the top of the eighth inning. The outing raised Snell’s 2019 ERA to 2.54.